Solar System Exploration
Mating of LVA
September 17, 2004
Mating of LVA
One key activity for NASA's Perseverance Mars rover will be to collect samples of Martian rock and regolith (broken rock and dust). The samples will be collected and brought to Earth by a future mi...
NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover Equipped with Ultra-Clean Sample Tubes
Amateur video: Follow the Cassini spacecraft during its journey to and near Saturn.
The Cassini Journey
Meet NASA's new Mars rover – Perseverance
As Huygens descends Titan's atmosphere, Cassini will record the data from 72,000 kilometers (about 44,700 miles).
Tracking Huygens Animation
The animation archived on this page shows the geocentric phase, libration, position angle of the axis, and apparent diameter of the Moon throughout the year 2017, at hourly intervals.
Moon Phase and Libration, 2017
In this Voyager Update from the night of the Neptune encounter (25 August 1989), now Voyager Project Manager, Suzy Dodd speaks with such guests as Jay Holberg and Bill Kurth concerning the Voyager ...
Voyager 2 Neptune Encounter with Suzy Dodd
The most prominent jets of vapor and icy particles emerging from the south polar terrain of Saturn’s moon Enceladus are shown here in graphical form in a movie clip of a “rotating” Enceladus.
This sequence of images shows the Sun from its surface to its upper atmosphere and in order of temperature from the first one at 6,000 degrees C on the surface out to about 10 million degrees C.
From Hot to Hottest
Dark spokes dance around Saturn's B ring in this series of movies comprised of images taken with Cassini's wide-angle camera.
'Tis the Season for Spokes
This data visualization represents twenty years' worth of data showing the abundance of life both on land and in the sea.
Earth: Our Living Planet
NASA’s Cassini mission will come to a spectacular close on September 15, 2017 after almost two decades in space since its launch in 1997.
Science@NASA: Cassini's Finale
NASA's Cassini spacecraft made its final approach to Saturn and dove into the planet’s atmosphere on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 but the science provided by this enduring spacecraft will live on.
Cassini: Mission of Exploration
'Shallow Lightning' and 'Mushballs'
Shallow Lightning on Jupiter
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter successfully completed a second, more challenging flight on the Red Planet on April 22, 2021.
Second Flight a Success for NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter
Scientists have discovered that water is being released from the Moon during meteor showers.
Water Released from Moon: Director's Cut
The shadow of Saturn's moon Tethys seems to disappear as it crosses the planet's rings, demonstrating variations in the density of particles across the rings.
Shadow from the Dark Side
This movie shows what it was like for NASA's Stardust spacecraft to fly by comet Tempel 1.
Stardust Swoops by Tempel 1
NASA Chemist Sabah Bux describes the second potential target for Scientist for a Day contestants: Neptune's moon Triton.
NASA Scientist for a Day 2019-2020: Target No. 2 - Triton
Phillip Chamberlin expresses his enthusiasm for science and describes how he became a research astrophysicist.
Through the Eyes of Scientists - Meet Phillip Chamberlin
This video takes viewers on a virtual tour of Vesta's south polar basin, the 'snowman' set of craters and a crater called Oppia.
Touring Vesta's Craters
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter successfully completed a fourth, more challenging flight on the Red Planet on April 30, 2021.
Fourth Flight a Success for NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter
NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket's core stage fired all four of its RS-25 engines on March 18, 2021, at Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.
Smoke & Fire! NASA Tests the World's Most Powerful Rocket
Unedited version of the stellar occultation video.
Stellar Occultation Video
This animation shows the last 30 seconds of Cassini's X- and S-band radio signals as they disappeared from mission control on Sept. 15, 2017.
Cassini's last X- and S-band radio signals
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The Perseids are on the Rise!
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Hubble Spots Squabbling Galactic Siblings
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